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Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh)

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There is very little to see here, the boat trip is pleasant enough but you can hardly call this an attraction. A little bit of a rip off.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

There is very little to see here, the boat trip is pleasant enough but you can hardly call this an attraction. A little bit of a rip off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

As others have said no bananas as such to see, more just a nice quiet place to see the Nike from. Hard core sellers just like luxor, take care.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Breathtakingly beautiful, a definite must when you are in the Luxor, across the River Nile, nothing quite like it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A bit tongue and cheek, however, after a long day looking at historical sites with loads of other tourists, a trip over the Nile to a haven of tranquillity is the best way to unwind after a long day on your feet sight seeing. Seriously though - you will probably have been to the Valley of the Kings, Luxor or... More 

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Province of Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Banana Island is a world apart, so near to Luxor(you can easily reach it by boat or -magic- by feluca) and yet so far from the chaos and the dust of the center... Take your time here, have a walk in the banana forest, learn how to cook traditional bread, taste real fresh fruit juices, in the Restaurant ask Omar... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

am very happy to visit this small beautiful iceland. i saw first time in my life how banana is growing. was amazing. we aet many bananas. make many pictures. we went their by small felucca / boat of faraons /. was very nice excursion by the Nile from Luxor to Banana s iceland .

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Two words: Don't bother. It's not even an island but simply a village and outdoor cafe on the West Bank. It takes about 20 mins to go there by motor boat. The trip on the Nile is fun but you'd be better off just cruising and not landing at all. On shore, there's a small banana plantation with nothing to... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

we took a fallucca to banana island for a picnic. it was so peaceful. when we arrived there, the attendant provided us with many bananas, table placemats and other sweets. we were able to bring along our favorite beverages, and after, we took a long hike around the island. they have a crocodile within a caged area that amused us.... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Simply, Nile trip to the island where you land at Banana garden & you can see also there a small crocodile & some Egyptian friendly people who will offer you to set & eat banana for free. Nevertheless, You can have tea, coffee, Shisha ... etc (with charge). The point is to spend a relaxation break to empower to continue... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This isn't an attraction - and other than a boat ride on the Nile absolutely devoid of any significance. I am not annoyed so much that I ended up paying £20 (British Pounds) for two for it but the fact that we could have spent that time in the Luxor temple or several other historic sites in the city. If... More 

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